Mansions in Wilmington and New Castle, summer homes in Rehoboth Beach and Palm Beach.
A passion for real estate is one of the few things that current President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have in common.
As Joe Biden confesses in his autobiography Promises to Keep, he has been “seduced by real estate” since his high school years. Biden bought his first 10,000 square foot mansion in 1974, as a 32 year old senator and widowed father of two. The property was located in the president’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. In the 1990s, he sold the home to build a lakefront house nearby in the same residential area.
Biden also reportedly owns a summer residence that is located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Prior to buying it in 2017, he rented a vacation home in McLean, Virginia.
Donald Trump’s dealings in real estate are well-known. And speaking of passion for fine properties, it’s worth mentioning the Trump Organization’s (the company that Donald Trump inherited) extensive development of exclusive Manhattan towers under Trump’s leadership. Prior to Donald Trump serving as president of the company, the organization had focused upon providing middle-class rental housing in New York City’s outer boroughs.
Today, Trump’s personal assets include an estate in Palm Beach, a Manhattan penthouse, a golf club in New Jersey, and a 28,322 square foot mansion in Bedford, New York.
Both Biden and Trump’s real estate portfolios are impressive. We took a close look at the Presidents’ homes and selected similar real estate listings in the same neighborhoods.
Greenville in Wilmington, Delaware: Joe Biden’s cottage, and homes for sale nearby
Biden currently owns four acres of lakefront land at 1209 Barley Mill Road where he built a classic English-style cottage. The property is situated in Greenville, the prestigious suburb of Wilmington, and reportedly was bought for $1.2 million in 1996.
From 20+ high-end houses now for sale in Wilmington, we picked three Greenville properties located a short ride away from 1209 Barley Mill Road.
Classic-style cottage, $999,900: approx. 1 mi. from Joe Biden’s house
2 Treehouse Ln.
A home with the vibe of a classic English-style cottage, built by Greenville’s leading custom builder, Astoria Builders. According to the address on the listing, the property is located just 1 mi./ 2 km from Biden’s Greenville mansion.
Stoney Run estate, $2,275,000: approx. 3 mi. from Joe Biden’s house
9 Summit Ln.
A 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom, stone and stucco home situated in desirable Stoney Run: a private enclave of only 13 homes. It sits on over 3 acres of quiet, park-like grounds.
DuPont Estate, $4,995,000: approx. 4.5 mi. from Joe Biden’s house
900 Old Kennett Rd.
Located in the same DuPont neighborhood (known as Delaware’s “Chateau Country”) where Biden bought his first house in 1974. The 9-bedroom, 7-bathroom home dates back to 1939, is situated on 22 acres of land, is surrounded by 300+ acres of conserved land owned by the Delaware Nature Society, and is a short ride from DuPont Country Club.
Cape Henlopen State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware: Joe Biden’s beach house, and homes for sale nearby
The President’s summer residence is located near Cape Henlopen State Park, just a couple of blocks from the beach.
The 3-story home cost $2.7 million (as of 2017), has six bedrooms, and has a backyard built for entertaining (outdoor kitchen, BBQ, and fireplace). The property also features one of the most beautiful ocean views in the area.
With only 16 beach houses for sale in Rehoboth Beach, we selected two properties with ocean views, located very near the President’s property.
Modern beach house, $3,995,000: approx. 1 mi. from Joe Biden’s house
3 Henlopen Ave.
This 8-bedroom, 6,000 square foot home boasts ocean views, a pool, and a resort-style backyard. It’s worth mentioning that an estate of this size could not be built today as the town’s building regulations have changed, and restrictions on building size have been implemented.
Custom-built coastal house, $1,799,000: approx. 2 mi. from Joe Biden’s house
109 Columbia Ave.
This custom-built, 5-bedroom beach house boasts high-end finishes and a gracious, welcoming, wraparound front porch. The property is centrally located and within walking distance of the beach and everything downtown Rehoboth offers.
Palm Beach, Florida: Donald Trump’s property, and homes for sale nearby
Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach has served as the primary residence for Donald and Melania Trump since 2019. The property has been turned into a private club with an initiation fee and annual dues, but there is a wing that is used as a private apartment.
There are more than 150 homes are for sale in Palm Beach on JamesEdition, and we selected two in proximity to the Mar-a-Lago estate.
Oceanfront Residence, $59,000,000: approx. 0.4 mi. from Donald Trump’s home
916 S. Ocean Blvd.
A bespoke residence facing the ocean and located in the coveted Estate Section of Palm Beach. Curated by the experts of Dailey Janssen Architects and designed and furnished by Marc-Michaels Interior Design, the property offers unparalleled beauty and privacy.
La Solana, iconic Palm Beach estate, $49,500,000: approx. 2 mi. from Donald Trump’s house
172 S Ocean Blvd.
Originally built in 1926 by renowned Palm Beach architect Marion Sims Wyeth, La Solana exudes true Palm Beach style. At first glance, interior elements sweep a visitor back in time: arched entry and windows, exquisite Cypress coffered ceilings, and Mediterranean tile work, carved columns, and paneled doors. But the property was completely renovated by the current owner throughout the past 30 years.
Midtown Manhattan: Donald Trump’s penthouse, and apartments for sale nearby
Donald Trump owns a 3-story penthouse in Trump Tower at 721–725 Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets; according to Forbes, the residence occupies the top three floors, from 66 to 68. Forbes also estimated the property price at about $64 million.
About 2,000 upscale apartments are on the market, and two dozen Manhattan penthouses are situated in Midtown Manhattan, in proximity to Trump Tower. We selected one of the penthouses that match the former President’s home’s features.
Triplex penthouse, $66,000,000: approx. 0.3 mi. from Donald Trump’s home
111 West 57th St.
The residence offers indoor-outdoor living across 3 full floors (of 7,130 sq. ft.) and a covered private 1,367 sq. ft. loggia overlooking Central Park South. The triplex boasts 360-degree, river-to-river vistas over Manhattan’s iconic city skyline.
Bedford, New York: Donald Trump’s property, and a home for sale nearby
Seven Springs in New York is one of the most impressive properties belonging to Donald Trump. The 28,322 square foot (2,631.2 m2) historic mansion on 200 acres (81 ha) is situated in the heart of Westchester County, not far from Byram Lake; the land spans the towns of Bedford, New Castle, Armonk, and Chappaqua.
With only about 16 homes on the market in these three locations, we found two mansions situated close to Trump’s property.
House with land in Chappaqua, $6,500,000: approx. 6 mi. from Donald Trump’s property
577 Millwood Rd., Chappaqua, NY
French-style mansion dating back to 1906 that was renovated by Taylor & Associates Architects. The property, with its LED-lighted pool and a barbecue area, sits on eight acres of land.
Cowdray Park in Conyers Farm, $30,000,000: approx. 5 mi. from Donald Trump’s property
14 Cowdray Park Dr., Greenwich, CT
Even though this property is located in the neighboring state of Connecticut, it is situated close to the former President’s property. The house is perched on the highest point of the prestigious Conyers Farm neighborhood, with unobstructed views as far as the eye can see. The property also features 14 acres of private land.